Silver haired (blond turned to gray actually) 60+ year old sad old man who loves HP Fanfics. Now very close to 70...
The plot line has benn done before, but this is so entertaining and readable. One of the better efforts. Please keep it going.
Started this story ages ago and just found your updates. Very enjoyable.
I have been reading this story for a week and finished it at half past eleven last night. I was gob smacked when I read the epilogue. I had to re read it again this morning and still cannot make up my mind if it should be there or not. Anyway, thanks for an excellent story.
Author's Response: So happy you enjoyed my alternate take on Harry’s seventh year. No doubt about it, the epilogue is a rude awakening. But then the ending of my main story (in the chapter before) is so fundamentally different than the bittersweet closing of Deathly Hallows, that I couldn’t help drawing the comparison. Although I didn’t know it at the time, tying this story (my first) back into the canon universe gave me a starting point for the sequel, The Dark Phoenix, as well as the post-Hogwarts canon story that I’m writing now, Chocolate Frog. Do let me know if you find time to read anything else.
Long time since I read this story, so I had to read it all again. It would be nice to be still alive when you finish it. Marissa is one of my favourite original fanfiction characters.
Author's Response: Thank you for your review and compliment on Marissa. I certainly hope that you are alive when I finish the story! And that I am too since the finish would be problematic without that...
I hope this is a bit more than the usual Harry/Ginny misunderstanding. We all know where it will finish. The Malfoy bit looks more interesting.
Harry had better watch what he is doing.
Author's Response: Thanks for yor review. Yes Hary had better watch out.
I really enjoyed that. I am going to have to read a lot more of your stuff.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I do write a lot of diverse things with different pairings and eras so I hope you find something else that you like. ~Carole~
It’s not just any 1st of September. The Philosopher Stone is hidden at Hogwarts, The Boy Who Lived is about to board the Express for the first time. It’s not the best September for something unexpected to happen, for something impossible. Or someone.
This story is not AU, but it focuses on the original character, her plot, her friends, her loves :)
Rating and Warning only for later chapters.
I came across this story yesterday and could not stop reading. A memorable effort and a great AU character. Thanks for the entertainment.
Author's Response: Thank you for the praise - I'm glad you likes it :) I submitted the last chapter today!
Author's Response: Thanks! :)
Five chapters in Four years? I hope you can update a bit more frequently. It is getting interesting.
I followed the first chapter, but I am afraid the second chapter is a bit too surreal for me.
Ron Weasley is staying at Shell Cottage during the Christmas of 1997. These are the thoughts and feelings that occupy him.This is ahattab33 of Hufflepuff, and this is for the "Watching the Mirror" class on the MNFF Beta Boards.
Great little gem.
Albus Potter was dying.
As his brother's body was ravaged by an insanely rare disease, James Potter set out on an incredible journey in search of a mythical creature that everyone was sure was extinct, because if he did not, the cure for Albus's disease could not be concocted and he would die a slow, painful death.
If the journey in itself was not strange enough, James encountered a legendary figure, who agreed to guide him through his quest through many lands.
This is ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor of Ravenclaw House, and this is my Submission to the Eighth Round of the Gauntlet. This entry placed second overall.
What happened to the griffin?
Well, I imagine they would get what they needed from it and then do what they could to preserve and perpetuate the species. Luna, I think, would be giddy to have a chance to study a creature thought to be extinct. Or, maybe, they would take it back where they James found it and then show the world what Gryffindor had considered his 'treasure'.
Though it's an odd piece and actually kind of terrible (the prompts in the challenge for which this was written were terrible, and all the participants struggled to a degree), I think this was my first 'caper' fic, and it was fun while I was writing it. Thanks for reading/reviewing. :)
Sunshine spilled down onto the small grassy spot through a window in the tall trees. She stood a couple of yards back, staring at eleven letters cut into rock. It was beautiful, and yet, to Hermione’s eyes, nowhere near a worthy enough tribute for a life so full of rambunctious joy.
While wandering around the world of Harry Potter fan fiction, I came across this. I just have to say what a wonderful little gem it was. Thanks.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. :)
**beams** This story won the third round of the Character Clinic Triathalon! Category: original characters
**beams again** This story was nominated for 2010 Quicksilver Quill ~ Best Original Character
I want to say I agree with all who reviewed this story and Kenley is just too good a character to not develop more.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for saying that. I have a strong attachment to this character and her family and her story, but the task of converting it to a chaptered story has got a bit lost among other projects of late. But I've had her on my mind and would very much like to get back into it. I appreciate the read and the review, and the encouragement. Thanks! ~ Lori
The problem? Well, let's see. One of her seven possible players is an utter klutz at Quidditch. Two others are often too busy with their school Quidditch teams to practice hard during the school year. And then there's just the little matter of getting to the finals, facing up against a team that's won two years running and isn't afraid to play dirty, and getting her team through the game unscathed...
"We'll win," she says. "We're going to prove that we’re the best team in East Anglia.”
People scoff. But her team believes - and that's all that really matters.
Why no more chapters? I was really enjoying this.
Harry Potter had seen death - a lot of death. Friends had passed in his lifetime, more so than any one person should ever experience, but how much is too much, even for the Chosen One?
Ron Weasley is dead, leaving behind his wife and his best mate. How can these two cope with their Trio being cut down to two? And when danger lurks in the shadows, can they find the strength to fight for one another?
Yes. Long journey.
Author's Response: Not sure whether that's good or bad, so how about a quick thank you for dropping in and saying hello!
What a sad emotional ending to a chapter.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review (and nice to see you here). Polly (as you know) reappears in other stories. I hope that you enjoy the rest of these tales. They are the foundation on which my other stories are built. -N-
So I waited for my little gem to bear fruit, to become one of those climactic surprises we should have seen coming, but somehow overlooked. Only it never came to pass. The death count mounted to a staggering high, the epic moments came and went, Snape’s back story was finally revealed, and still nothing.
So it has lain, bereft and unwanted, among the detritus of a Diagon Alley the Death Eaters had turned into a bully’s playground. But in the intervening years, this rough diamond has become the inspiration for this story, spreading its tentacles into new and intriguing territories.
Although Harry mentions Chocolate Frog as the title of Mad-Eye Moody’s autobiography at the end of my previous tale, The Dark Phoenix, this version of the story goes beyond that. Nonetheless, the sections representing Moody’s memoirs are clearly labeled.
This story begins with events recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and continues beyond the end of the series. I have attempted to conform to canon as much as possible, elaborating only where the circumstances are vague or passed over. It is an interpretation of the events that happened behind the scenes, so to speak.
Worth the wait.
Author's Response: Thanks for making my day! That was the absolute sweetest comment of all. Hope you won’t lose heart waiting for the next installment. One chapter has morphed into four and it’s been a bit like wrestling a bear.
I have been reading this story for the last couple of nights and I am completely hooked. It is so original and yet based on cannon. In places the writing style positively glows. At this point I must say I think Ginny`s behaviour is disgraceful, but I expect you will sort it out. Waiting for more.
Author's Response: Without a doubt, those are the kindest words anyone has said to me! Thank you so much. I’m so pleased you got hooked into this tale.
I don’t have to tell you that Ginny’s main problem is that she’s immature. Barely seventeen and she’s been carted off to a cult of sports celebrity. Not so surprising that it goes to her head. It doesn’t help that her education was cut short: went into hiding during Easter term break after a sixth year that consisted mostly of planning insurrection. She’ll be back in the spotlight before much longer, don’t you worry.